DPWH Secretary Mark Villar Leads the Opening of the Widened Barkadahan Bridge in Taytay, Rizal

One of the most productive member of the Duterte administration's Cabinet, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar leads the opening rites of the widened Barkadahan Bridge in Taytay, Rizal on Friday, December 15, 2017.


The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) just opened the widened Barkadahan Bridge featuring the additional one (1) lane in both the East and West direction that can be used by motorists going to Taytay, Rizal and South Luzon Expressway via Bicutan.

Sec. Mark Villar said during the opening rites that the 245-lineal meter bride is seen to benefit thousands of motorists utilizing Laguna Lake Highway formerly known as C-6 Road as an alternative to the congested EDSA and C-5 Road.

The DPWH Secretary also stated that the widening of Barkadahan Bridge complements to the improvement of Laguna Lake Highway which has become an alternative route of motorists specifically those going to the Eastern Part of Rizal, Marikina, Quezon City, and the western part of Metro Manila including South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City.
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With the widened Barkadahan Bridge travel time from Barkadahan Bridge to Bicutan SLEX will be shortened from one (1) hour to only 30 minutes, Sec. Villar added. The DPWH under the leadership of Villar pushed for the completion of the project this year after addressing right-of-way issues.

According to the records of the DPWH, the regional office in NCR allocated a total of P114.35 million for the widening and improvement of Barkadahan Bridge which is a combined prestressed concrete girder and concrete flat slab bridge with 11 spans, 3.25 lineal meter east bank approach and 7.8 meter West Bank approach.

Source: DPWH / Sec. Mark Villar FB Page

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